the neck is snug...i turned blue. be ready to cut the hood "x-over". i have a 19" neck and it almost killed me but Mrs. Zakk already took care of the alterations the sweater makes me look 10 pounds lighter too the hood actually fits my 7 7/8 hat sized head too! kewl beanz! I am gonna go cruz with my new sweater bumbin' "Low Rider" -zakk '77 1-Ton K5 CK5's MOAB 2002 OR BUST!!